Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning and Innovation, University of West Florida
Dr. Kelvin Bentley began his new role this May as Assistance Vice President for Digital Learning and Innovation at the University of Western Florida. He is tasked with leading Global Online for the University and serving as a member of the Division of Research and Strategic Innovation’s leadership team. He also oversees the Academic Technology Center, as well as other projects related to digital learning and innovation. Bentley holds more than 16 years of experience in the field of online education as a faculty member, administrator, and consultant. Most recently, Bentley served as the vice president of academic affairs for Tarrant County College Connect Campus in Fort Worth, Texas, which offers fully online certificates and programs, and a weekend college. Bentley has recently authored articles on digital learning for publications including Educause Review and Inside Higher Ed. In addition, Bentley and members of TCC’s Connect campus were recipients of Blackboard’s 2017 Catalyst Award for Inclusive Education. He serves as an advisory board member of Educause’s Leading Academic Transformation initiative and as a member of the Courseware in Context Executive Committee. He served as a Fulbright Specialist in distance education in September 2010 at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia.